Sail the Ross Sea - Argentina to New Zealand

Sail the Ross Sea - Argentina to New Zealand

Explore the southernmost reaches of the planet on this epic Antarctica vacation. Passing from Argentina to New Zealand, you’ll traverse the frozen oceans aboard a purpose-built ice cruiser, make landfall at far-flung locations on the Antarctic Peninsula, and visit remote islands and regions that few explorers ever reach.

This 32-day Antarctica vacation takes you across the expanse of the south ocean, passing from Argentina to New Zealand as you explore the icy reaches and frozen seas of Antarctica.

Your Antarctica vacation begins in Ushuaia, a frontier town pitched on the southern tip of South America. After chumming with fellow globetrotters in the town’s adventure bases, board the M/V Ortelius, an ice cruiser capable of accommodating up to 116-123 passengers. With 22 crew members, 19 hotel staff, and eight expedition specialists, M/V Ortelius is expertly-staffed and ideally-equipped to brave the south seas and offer passengers as much time on shore as possible. It offers the comforts of a hotel with the technical superiority of a scientific research vessel.

Aboard M/V Ortelius, you’ll cruise across the Lemaire Channel to the Antarctic Peninsula, where you’ll explore desolate landscapes that are home to fascinating wildlife. Make first landfall on Pleneau Island, where you’ll find fur seals, Gentoo penguins, kelp gulls, and south polar skuas. Continue on to Petermann Island to see more Gentoo penguins as well as Adelie penguins. You’ll also stop off in the First Islands, home to even more penguins and blue-eyed shags, before setting foot on the continent at Prospect Point.

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You will visit the following 2 places:

New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is a country of marvellous and diverse natural beauty: jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, pristine trout-filled lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic zones. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. The country also often adds an adventure twist to nature: it's the original home of jet-boating through shallow gorges, and bungy jumping off anything high enough to give a thrill.

Argentina

Argentina

Argentina is a diverse country, both naturally and culturally, with geography ranges from northern deserts to humid jungles and culture, art and architectural influences from around the world. The name "Argentina" is derived from Latin argentum ("silver", plata in Spanish), a noun associated with the silver mountains legend, widespread among the first European explorers of the La Plata Basin. The country is best known for its tango, steak and football.

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